August 24th, 2015
. This paper will show that there are still epidemics of infectious diseases all throughout the United States, as well, as worldwide. There are so many different strains of viruses, which are transmitted to our population in a wide variety of ways. Such diseases and infections are wreaking havoc on our communities, threatening the lives of the people you care about. This is serious, and the people need to know what steps can be taken to prevent developing such infections. If we become knowledgeable on what precautions to take in order to minimize these risks, we can protect ourselves and our loved ones.
This is Necrotizing Fasciitis
I know you all have heard the term “flesh eating bacteria” before, because it has been in the news. The term sounds awful to imagine, but let’s find out what exactly it is. The medical name referring to this bacteria is Necrotizing fasciitis. Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare thing for people who practice good hygiene, and are otherwise healthy people. Just because it is rare does not mean this should be dismissed as a one in a million shot. Necrotizing fasciitis is the worst of the worst when referring to a bacterial infection. What this bacteria does is spreads throughout the skin at a rapid pace, and slowly kills the body’s soft tissue. The scariest part is trying to get a definitive diagnosis.
The strange thing about necrotizing fasciitis is it chooses its hosts at random and cannot be similarly be linked to other types of infections in other people. Here is the scary part, the easiest way for this infection to enter your body is by something as simple as a scrape, and any type of breakage in the skin makes it susceptible. As stated before, if you are healthy for the most part your chances are low. The same cannot be said for those people with other types of health issues, things such as cancer,...